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, people are trying to get a good spot for the big show. >> reporter: it's days before the parade starts chairs and blankets are already placed along the sidewalk and grass. >> i would say about two weeks before the 4th of july, people put their chairs our. i don't think it means they're holding the chair, it's just a tradition. we see the chairs and we're excited. >> communities are proud of the attention. it brings attention to the community. we have a great parade and people want a front row spot to the parade in town. >> reporter: people are creative with how they mark their seating. some use yellow caution tape. >> we've used a sofa and toilets. >> reporter: the committee has fundraisers to help pay for the parade and forks -- fireworks. >> it takes us $100,000 to put on the day. we work 12 months to raise money for that. we have a catonsville prom. we have a golf outing and the t- shirts. >> reporter: the parade will include 17 marching bands starts monday at 3:00. along the route in catonsville, fred slate for abc2 news. >>> sunday, the final touches will be put on the fireworks s
minutes, we'll talk about the big rides. we went on them and we'll show them to you live in a few minutes. we'll head back 88 miles south in a minute. >> lots to do, looks like a great day. thank you. >>> the case of dominique strauss-kahn, the man was expected to be france's next president and he was taken down by new york accusation. prosecutors now say that the rock solid case may be falling apart because of questions about his accuser. here's the latest. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of court free after prosecutors said they had reason to reassess the strength of the case. >> it's clear that the strength of the case has been affected by the credibility issues relating to the witnesses, we're not moving to dismiss the case at this time. >> reporter: part of the reason for the doubt is that the investigators uncovered records that could link the maid to criminal activity. there's a bomb shell that could unravel the case. dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest and 24 hour surveillance. that was also lifted during the court hearing and his lawyer was thrilled
can control the thing. >> reporter: another big time merit is the entertaining aspect of the toy. >> this is a connective communicative device. >> reporter: 98% of homes in korea have broadband access. >>> just think, they used to have real babysitters. will >>> coming up, it's a tradition 65 years in the making, how early this tradition starts and why it's a big deal. >>> also, why team usa is making the news. >>> coming up, the french leader accused of attacking -- >>> also, a woman found dead at a public pool and people swam above her, how did this happen, that's tonight. @รบ?n >>> a stranger saw a story on the local news and held a garage sell to buy this man a new friend. >> i'm blind in the left eye and my right eye is 50% because of diabetes. i have a small dog downstairs and she's right by my side 24/7. when i seen that air on the news, i couldn't sleep. >> the boy connected with oliver. the mom says he shows affection by kissing his fore head. we'll get another check of the weekend forecast on abc2 news at 6:00 which starts right now. >>> whatever you do, keep the f off
the left lane closed. megan. >> thanks. >>> 4:32 right now. it's a big weekend to go out and have fun and obviously eat a lot of good food. a lot of us like crabs and it's going to be the 4th of july of course. and so with the crabs also comes the beer. abc2 news linda so is live this morning to tell us why we will pay more for drinks starting today. right, linda? >> reporter: yeah, well, the sales tax for alcohol is taking effect today. it's a 3% increase and it means three cents on the dollar. the good news is some places are not going to be passing on that tax to its customers like here at conrad in parkville. we have an early visitor. it's going to be a huge weekend for crabs. but first the alcohol tax. you were saying it's 3% increase but you won't be passing it on. >> most likely. aid small business and it's not a good idea to pass too much on the customers. so 3% will set the limit and doesn't adversely affect the sales. >> reporter: this weekend big 4th of july weekend. >> customers are safe. >> reporter: let's talk about the crabs. how are the prices this year. >> prices are-
. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpion on the plane. where's samuel l. jacks
. >> absolutely. >> i've got more july sun fun facts. this is big hits. pay attention. this is how you will impress the kids or people at work. the days are getting shorter. they have been getting shorter since our summer solstice back on june 21st. but the sunset remain at 8:37. and it will stay that way until the 4th of july. then you will start to notice the days getting shorter. by the way, today's daylight, 31 seconds shorter than yesterday. but by the end of the month, all that excel rates july 31st. it will be one minute 52 second shorter than the day before which means you start getting two minutes shorter and shrink a minute onrise andset time by the end of the month. enjoy what we have. the thick of summer here. we don't have thickness in the air. it's cool and crisp and calm. five sweeps across the chesapeake showing nothing. good stuff this morning. # 0 in baltimore. 50 -- 60 in baltimore. and we have 50s in baltimore, howard and section of carroll county. by the bay, it's mid-60s but it's a good looking morning. we will roll through the 60s a nice day with mostly sunny ski
: and you have a enough. >> yes. the big one also go faster but we will have crabs for anyone who needs them. >> reporter: everybody likes beer with the crabs but you are doing something special this weekend. the alcohol tax goes into effect today, but are they going to see -- are you going to jack up the prices. >> not for this weekend. we will do everything we can for people to have a good time. >> reporter: wonderful. and you guys use maryland crabs you say those are the best? >> they are the best and we have our own boats to catch our own crabs and buy from a few other guys that work the water and keep things fresh. >> reporter: okay. wonderful. i know they are hot do you have a glove around here? >> i could snag one. >> reporter: okay. there's an art to opening these two. we will get to that in the next hit. >> sound great. look forward to it. >> reporter: you got to keep it special. that's a butte. thanks so much for that. in 30 minutes we will come back and he will show us how to open up the crabs so you can get every bit of the meat and he joy them. there's plenty e says you can call
holding at 65. and in the confines of the dc -- d.c. beltway they are holding at 71. big contrast in temperatures and i will tell you, i would rather be out in the country with fresh cool air a nice morning and we will warm up once we get the sun up in a half-hour's time frame. clear skies this morning and we will look for a few high clouds mixed in this afternoon. but overall, we will heat it up a little bit. yesterday it was 86 and pushing 89 and we will talk about the 90s this weekend coming up. hereton yo with a -- -- here's tonya with traffic. >> reporter: no major incidents on the highway. we are going to look at 50 at sandy point. we have our commuters moving westbound towards annapolis. that's where most of the traffic is now. we have a few smart people going eastbound getting an early start at the toll plaza to go to the eastern shore. we have some construction that has been wrapped up. 359 northbound at mlk is flowing free lee. -- 395 northbound at mlk flowing freely. >>> a big surprise for a group who were snorkeling off the coast of south florida. they spotted a whale
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have lost a child. >> reporter: bachmann sa
to profit from the charges. there are other big holes in her story that could lead to strauss-kahn's release from house arrest as early as tomorrow. and, in another twisting, turning legal drama, the casey anthony defense opened her florida trial by claiming she didn't murder here toddler, but lied about the accidental drowning because casey had been sexually abused by her own father, george anthony. well, today the defense rested, but not before calling out george anthony once again, this time, accusing him of an affair. here's abc's john donvan, for our series "crime and punishment." >> is it your decision not to testify based upon consultatioi with your counsel? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: those two words today, and she would repeat them as the question was put to her more than once. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: they told us that this, after all, yes, sir, is all we're going to hear from the murder defendant, who, by the time the defense rested today, after two weeks of testimony, seemed, by her silence, to have left an awful lot unexplained. as in, why, when he daughter caylee disappeared, sh
the small dogs like they are not a dog. no mat are how big the animal is, you want to remember that even though she is 3 pounds, she is still a dog. >> this is one of the things as pet owners, people are often very guilty of doing. they want to get the animals with human personalities and human, and forget they are animals. i will give her back to you. >> and you know it's a good example. she wants to play and people are looking for an animal this small to make a lap dog which she enjoys a lap but she also is going to want to run around and play and get exercises. so just because they are small doesn't mean that they don't need the same things that maybe any other dog would need. >> with rescues anxiety problems as you leave them at home and there's now something for people and dog owners to use that can help possibly soothe the savage beast. >> there is. there are quite a few cds out there. this is one of them. through a dog's ears, and what i was thinking is what a great weekend to try. 4th of july a. lot of fireworks displays and dogs are fearful of the different things going on. even
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